Wiki Science takes snapshot of STEM

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An assembly interested in astronomy in Estonia, by Martin Mark CC BY-SA 4.0



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1 November 2017 | 0

An international science photography competition has arrived in Ireland for the first time, celebrating women in STEM.

Taking place from place from 1-30 November and organised by Wikimedia Community Ireland, Wiki Science aims to raise awareness of science, scientists and their research in Ireland by creating a store of quality images taken by members of the public that are free to use in education and outreach.

Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to explore the six categories and then upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons.

The categories are: people in science; microscopy images; non-photographic media; image sets; a general category; and a special prize for an image depicting women in STEM.

The entries will be judged by a panel of Irish judges, with the six winners being announced in early January 2018. These images will then be submitted to an international competition.

Rebecca O’Neill, Wikimedia Community Ireland, said: “Ireland has a proud tradition of internationally significant scientific research, and highlighting the work that is happening now through Wiki Science is a way of show casing that to the world. Our definition of science is very broad, from archaeology to zoology, we want to see images from as many areas as possible.”

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